Examples of picky in a Sentence
a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish
she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish
Recent Examples of picky from the Web
These pretty little perfumes are sure to dazzle even the pickiest ladies on your list.
Preliminary results show that the cats range much more widely than previously believed and are picky about their habitat.
Molly does enjoy his company and likes being around him, but just because she’s been too picky in the past doesn’t mean she’s now obligated to entertain any man who is interested.
On a bad day, Virgos can be perfectionists, and their observations can become harsh and nit-picky.
But Twitter won't be stopped by anything — especially not nit-picky translations — and by Friday, everyone had hopped aboard the #DOTARD train.
But this group is also very choosy; the city ranked one of the highest for picky mates by Bumble.
Baking with cauliflower is a great way to introduce it to picky eaters.
Coffee is notorious for being picky about its climate conditions, with the most popular varieties only growing at specific altitudes in the tropics.
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First Known Use of picky
Synonymschoosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, finicky
Antonymsundemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
Related Wordshyperfastidious, overdemanding, ultrafastidious; discerning, discriminating, selective; insightful, knowledgeable; captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; careful, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; queasy (also queazy), squeamish; peevish, petulant, prickly, touchy; niminy-piminy, prim, prissy
Near Antonymsaffable, breezy, carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lackadaisical, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed; flexible, lax, loose; lenient, permissive; uncritical; indiscriminating, undiscriminating
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